2015 Honda CR-V Earns Top Safety Pick Plus Award


The 2015 Honda CR-V has earned the Top Safety Pick Plus Award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. With a perfect score on the toughest tests, the new SUV remains the leader for safety.

To earn Top Safety Pick Plus Award status, a vehicle must earn the top score in the five IIHS crash tests, along with earning a high score with advanced safety features.

A new Touring trim for the 2015 CR-V is the first Honda to apply the new Honda Sensing suite of safety and driver assistive technologies that can help improve drivers’ situational awareness. This includes the first application of two advanced driver-assistive technologies – Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™) with Forward Collision Warning (FCW) and Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS) – to a Honda vehicle, and the first application of Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and LaneWatch™ to CR-V. These systems benefit from the adoption of new sensor fusion technology that integrates the capabilities of a windshield-mounted monocular camera and front grille-mounted millimeter wave radar system to provide enhanced sensing with the ability to identify and anticipate multiple collision scenarios, including ones involving a pedestrian. When the system anticipates a collision, it can initiate warnings and, in some cases, initiate emergency braking.

“Honda’s vision to one day eliminate traffic-related collisions, injuries and fatalities is at the heart of our commitment to safety,” said Art St. Cyr, vice president of auto operations at American Honda. “Our continued innovation in active safety and assistive technologies with the application of Honda Sensingbrings Honda, our customers and everyone else on the road one step closer to this goal.”

The CR-V body was also modified for the new year for collision improvements, incluing strengthened door frames and side frames under the front fenders, enhanced side frame designs, and more. IIHS noted that these improvements made the vehicle safer for passengers involved in an accident.

IIHS Report Card: 2015 Honda CR-V

Small Overlap front: Top Score of Good

Moderate Overalp front: Top Score of Good

Side: Top Score of Good

Roof Strength: Top Score of Good

Head restraints and seats: Top Score of Good

Front Crash Prevention: Top Score of Superior

In front crash tests, IIHS noted that the dummy’s movement was well-controlled, and measures taken from the head, neck and chest indicate a low risk of injuries.

All Honda CR-V models also come standard with backup camera, and innovative available safety features such as the blind spot camera on the right-side mirror make changing lanes easier than ever.

Read more: 2015 Honda CR-V Review

With a number of new features for the new year plus a great new design, it’s easy to see why the 2015 Honda CR-V remains one of the most popular vehicles on the road today. View our inventory now, and then visit Waikem Honda today to see why you’ll love owning this popular SUV.

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